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Dec. 25, 2016 — My Christmas tradition

I’m having coffee this morning in this cup.


There is a story behind it.

Back in the 1960s, in the Mississippi town where I was born, a neighbor gave my parents a set of ceramic mugs and a matching pitcher, all of which looked like wine casks with a vine and grapes on the outside. There were five mugs, inscribed in gold leaf with the names of the five children in our family.

I wasn’t born yet.

So, as our annual tradition of Christmas breakfasts evolved — orange juice, Cream of Wheat, crescent rolls made into trees, and cocoa served in these special mugs — I never had a matching wine-cask mug with my name on it.

With the death of my parents and the sale and distribution of all their worldly goods, the mug set went to one of my sisters.

But thanks to a chance search on Etsy a few weeks ago, I now have one for my Christmas cocoa. Or today, coffee.

I hope each of you are enjoying your Christmas or Hanukkah traditions with your families this season.


  Carmen Greenlee wrote @

Was thinking about making the breakfast for myself this morning, but had a late night of singing at St. Bart’s and again this morning at the Cathedral. But you should have had hot cocoa with mini marshmallows and candy canes. Merry Christmas!

  Dec. 25, 2019 — Keeping the cup | wrote @

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